See the Space Station Tonight!

Take a look up a little after 10 a.m. tonight to see the passing of the space station over Springfield.  Take a look at the other times this week that are good for seeing the ISS over Springfield here

Bird Banding Results Bigger Than Expected

Canada Warbler

Picture 1 of 4

Saturday, May 12 the sisters at Jubilee Farm hosted a bird banding event.  A group of volunteers of all ages joined the Lincoln Land Assoc of Bird Banders to capture and band 57 birds of 20 uniquely different species.  Tony Rothering, member of the association and biology professor at Lincoln Land Community College, said they could not have asked for better results considering the number of nest they were using.

“This was a wonderful project,” said Sister Sharon Zayac, OP, the Jubilee Farm director.  “We hope we can do another bird banding event in the fall.  We are pleased to share the gift of our land with everyone who comes.”

Check back here to learn when the next bird banding event happens at Jubilee Farm and how you can get involved.

All photos are by Wayne Huckabee.

Species (# caught)

1. Carolina Wren (1)

2. House Wren (6)

3. Eastern Bluebird (1)

4. Veery (2)

5. American Robin (2)

6. Gray Catbird (3)

7. Brown Thrasher (3)

8. American Redstart (3)

9. Ovenbird (1)

10. Northern Waterthrush (1)

11. Common Yellowthroat (7)

12. Canada Warbler (2)

13. Song Sparrow (2)

14. Lincoln’s Sparrow (4)

15. Northern Cardinal (3)

16. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1)

17. Indigo Bunting (4)

18. Brown-headed Cowbird (4)

19. Baltimore Oriole (3)

20. American Goldfinch (4)

Jubilee Farm Animal Memes

Sister Kelly Moline, OP
had a great idea as she looked at a photo of a llama staring at the camera: “that llama is just asking to be a meme.”  So, here are a few of the Jubilee Farm animal photos arranged in a meme-friendly format for you to add your own original caption.

If you need a simple meme maker to add your caption so you can share it on our Facebook Page or Instagram feed you can use this meme maker or another similar meme generator by using a iPhone or Android app.

Don’t forget to share your creation with us on our Facebook Page or Instagram feed!  Enjoy!

Seedling Sale at Jubilee Farm

Seedling Sale at Jubilee Farm

Herbs ~ Flowers ~ Vegetables

Grown from Organic Seeds

Beginning Monday, April 23 we will start selling herbs flowers, and vegetables  here at Jubilee Farm. All herbs and flower seeds are organic.

Hours will be Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm. (Due to the weather, we have a few late starters! Call to ask if your choices are ready.)

Prices start at $3.75 per pot for herbs and $4.00 for flowers and vegetables.

Here are a few of the seedlings we have available:

Herbs: $3.75 ea
Common Thyme
Garlic Chives
Thai Basil Greek Oregano
Fernleaf Dill
Sweet basil
Lettuce leaf Basil
Lemon Basil
Purple Chives
Purple Opal Basil
Cilantro Culinary Sage

Flowers: $4.00 ea
Nasturtiums (Ladybird climber)
Nasturtiums (Empress of India)
Marigolds (Mariette)
Zinnias (Gift)
Johnny Jump-Ups (Violas)
Cosmos Mix
Calendula (Bright Lites)
Pinwheel Znnias
Tricolor Daisies
Butterfly Bush
Cardinal Climber

Vegetables: $4.00 ea  
Tomatoes-Italian Heirloom
Orange Bell Peppers
Red Bell Peppers
Green Bush Beans
Yellow Summer Squash

Jubilee Farm at the 26th Annual Earth Awareness Fair

Visit the Jubilee Farm table in booth number 24 inside the “Upcycling” Protective Tent for the 26th Annual Earth Awareness Fair this Saturday, April 21st between 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  There will be over fifty points of interest on the grounds of the Old State Capitol Plaza including a petting zoo, folk artist performances, a beer & wine garden food area and many workshops and speakers. Learn about more information in the City of Springfield’s event page or Facebook Page.